Rent The Night (1961)

3.9 of 5 from 92 ratings
1h 57min
Rent The Night (aka La Notte) Online DVD & Blu-ray Rental
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Synopsis:
Two of the giants of film-acting come together as a married couple living in crisis: Marcello Mastroianni and Jeanne Moreau. He is a renowned author and 'public intellectual'; she is 'the wife.' Over the course of one day and the night into which it inevitably bleeds, the pair will come to re-examine their emotional bonds, and grapple with the question of whether love and communication are even possible in a world built out of profligate idylls and sexual hysteria.
Actors:
, , , , , Maria Pia Luzi, Guido A. Marsan, Vittorio Bertolini, Vincenzo Corbella, Ugo Fortunati, , Giorgio Negro, Roberta Speroni, Odile Jean, Valentino Bompiani, , , Giansiro Ferrata, Giorgio Gaslini, Alceo Guatelli
Directors:
Producers:
Emanuele Cassuto
Writers:
Michelangelo Antonioni, Ennio Flaiano
Aka:
La Notte
Studio:
Eureka
Genres:
Classics, Drama
Countries:
Italy, Classics, Drama
Awards:

1961 Berlinale Golden Bear

BBFC:
Release Date:
24/03/2008
Run Time:
117 minutes
Languages:
Italian
Subtitles:
English
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.66:1
Colour:
B & W
Bonus:
  • Original Italian theatrical trailer
BBFC:
Release Date:
23/09/2013
Run Time:
122 minutes
Languages:
Italian
Subtitles:
English
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
B & W
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • Original Theatrical trailer

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Reviews (1) of The Night

Unique film - The Night review by Oli

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24/09/2018

La Notte is quite a unique film really, even by Antonionis high standards, I wouldn't even say I've really began to understood his cinema style yet but at the same time I'll say I'm starting to because I see the little things that make his films so magical, going into this I'd seen Blow Up and L'Avventura (Blow Up I loved, L'Avventura I found a hard watch), this one features two lovers played superbly by Jeanne Moreau and Marcello Mastroianni who seem to have hit a hard part in their marriage and as the film unfolds you begin to see the details within this marriage and why it unravels. It his focused mainly on movement and expression (like L'Avventura was a lot) you see the dissatisfaction in Moreaus movements, and in Mastroiannis advances to another woman. Overall I thought it was quite unique and definitely one I'd rewatch sometime in the future, maybe even soon as I have 2 more rentals to watch and might decide to fit it in again!

Italian cinema is quite a broad world to discover, I'm mostly familiar with Federico Fellini, so Antonioni is still quite new to me, but I'm definitely beginning to understand why he is so popular, I'd put it into the slow cinema category, it takes getting used to (I found this and L'Avventura at times seemed to be very long watches) but if you do then you have a superb fascinating world to discover, Antonioni always knows the right image to focus on and in this film he uses it to devastating effect.

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